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Apple takes top spot in global wearables market

The top five wearables companies for the fourth quarter of 2017 are Apple followed by Fitbit, Xiaomi, Garmin and Huawei

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Top apps using Siri Shortcuts to make daily tasks easier: Apple. Pixabay
  • Apple has become the leader in Global wearable Market
  • Apple has had eight million shipments in the fourth quarter alone
  • The company has been leading by a large margin

With eight million shipments in the fourth quarter, Apple has become the leader in the global wearables market, a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker has said.

In the fourth quarter, Apple shipped eight million wearables with a 21 percent market share and 57.5 percent year-over-year growth, the report said on Thursday.

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Apple becomes the global wearables market leader. IANS

According to the report, the fourth quarter of 2017 was the first quarter that Apple held the market leader position all to itself after spending several quarters close behind Fitbit or Xiaomi.

Apple is catching the market at the right time with many users of basic wearables moving on to smartwatches and cellular connectivity (available on select Series 3 Watches) is earning a warm reception among end users, the report said.

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The late-year push of eight million units separated Apple from the competition to emerge as the overall leader of the wearables market for the year, the report added.

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Company says users’ choices are becoming more sophisticated.

“User tastes have become more sophisticated over the past several quarters and Apple pounced on the demand for cellular connectivity and streaming multimedia,” Ramon T. Llamas, Research Director for IDC’s Wearables team, said in a statement.

The top five wearables companies for the fourth quarter of 2017 are Apple followed by Fitbit, Xiaomi, Garmin and Huawei. IANS

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Apple To Launch New Photography App For IOS Users

The app comes with features to capture portrait photos with automatic silhouette detection

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The app comes with features to capture portrait photos, VOA

A new photography app for iOS called “Fuzion” that would use the “TrueDepth” camera data from new iPhones and create images by blending multiple images with portrait mode shots is expected to reach iOS users this week.

“‘Fuzion’ is a photo editor that lets you take your portraits and selfies to the next level. Blend multiple images and create stunning double exposures with ease,” the “Fuzion” team wrote in a post on Monday.

The feature would work on the new iPhones — iPhone 8 Plus, X, XR, and XS.

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A new photography app for iOS called “Fuzion” that would use the “TrueDepth” camera data from new iPhones and create images by blending multiple images with portrait mode shots is expected to reach iOS users this week.-voa

The app comes with features to capture portrait photos with automatic silhouette detection, choices from a variety of backgrounds by top photographers to blend with the portrait and options to add dust overlays, light leaks and colour filters.

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“The app utilises the powerful “TrueDepth” and dual cameras of new iPhones to automatically detect a person’s silhouette and cut them out of the background,” the post added.

The editing app was released to a group of beta testers in December, 9To5Mac reported. (IANS)